Of the shows opening this weekend, these are the ones we want to see. These could be the best shows of the year or these shows could end up being terrible. As always we encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on our list and what shows you are seeing this weekend.
HIS CHOICE: The Inspector General by Colorado Shakes
From the CSF website: In Nikolai Gogol’s 19th-century masterpiece of dramatic satire, the system of graft, corruption and ineptitude in Tsarist Russia plays out in a backwater town. Local leaders and their cronies curry favor by giving a visiting official money, women and more. But are they greasing the right man’s palm? This very funny play, directed and designed by master artists from Russia, will surprise and delight – and may even remind you of some government officials in the news today!
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HER CHOICE: The Sunshine Boys at Festival Playhouse
From the Festival Playhouse website: Al Lewis and Willy Clark performed in vaudeville for over 40 years. Now they do not talk with each other. CBS decides to do a retrospective of early television entertainment and asks them to do their famous Doctor Sketch one last time. It does not go well. This is one of the funniest of an icon of American Theatre. It is for all.
Not to Be Missed: A Touch of Spring at Miners Alley
From the Miners Alley website: Dealing with love and red tape and the magical atmosphere of Rome in the spring, this delightful witty comedy (presented on Broadway as AVANTI!) went on to phenomenal success in London in the newly revised version offered here. “…it is warm and funny and, above all, civilized.” —NY Newsday. “…delightful, romantic and adult…” —Women’s Wear Daily. “This frolic is such fun! Samuel Taylor has written a joyous comedy.” —London Evening News. “Escape into spring for a lovely fling.” —London Daily Express.